Category Archives: General

a blog of ideas, links, and musings.

On Empathy and UX


I’ve seen a trend over the last few years in the user experience field. UXers have been making the transition into coaching. It’s not that they necessarily give up the important work of making products and services that make a difference in people’s lives. But they see something bigger.... Read more

Lay Your Weapons Down and Celebrate


Introduction I didn’t want to to wait too long before I got some of my initial thoughts written down about this year’s IA Summit. I could recap all of the sessions I attended, and I still may, but there are others that will likely do it better than me.... Read more

Phoenix Rising


In January all of my sites got obliterated. I used HostMDS as my webhost because they were inexpensive, but my shoestring approach to site management bit me in the end. The server that my sites were hosted on went down. Although other accounts on the server were recovered, sadly,... Read more

Partial Recall: Reloaded


Seven months is too long to go between posts. A lot has happened over the last seven months. As a UX Architect with Blackboard Inc., I am really fortunate to have a job I enjoy. But work life and home life has been pretty demanding, leaving little time to... Read more

Partial Recall Goes Mobile


I’ve installed two WordPress plugins developed by Alex King. The first is the “Share This” plugin, which allows readers to save one of my posts to a social bookmarking site or to send a post link via email. This functionality is visible at the end of each blog post.... Read more

PureEdge on the Mac

11.28.2006. has announced the release of the IBM Workplace Forms Viewer (formerly called PureEdge) for Macintosh computers. The software does NOT work on the new Intel Macs. A new version of the software should be released in a month that will work with the new Macs. This software allows... Read more

Silent Film 2.0


A hilarious tale is unfolding in pixels over at the iconfactory. [hat tip to SimpleBits]. Talk about communicating without words. Simply.Brilliant. Tags: [iconfactory, quicktime, movie, silent film, funny, web redesign, web design] Read more

Convenience Versus Security


Google announced a Firefox plugin on its blog which provides the following ‘syncing’ functionality: “Google Browser Sync unifies your bookmarks, history, saved passwords, and persistent cookies across all the computers where you install it. It also remembers which tabs and windows you had open when you last closed any... Read more

They Have Arrived!


Greetings! It's been slow posting for me recently since I've been focusing much more on some personal issues...I'll try to get back to posting soon.

In the meantime, on Thursday, October 27, the Fay family welcomed their two little girls into the world. See additional... Read more